As their name suggests, pressure switches are used for measuring pressure. They can detect even a slight change in pressure and respond accordingly. The following is a brief overview of pressure switches, their functions and uses.
Where are pressure switches used?
Pressure switches are used in various applications. Some of the industries in which they are used are as follows:
• Manufacturing machinery
• Industrial facilities
• Utility plants
• Public buildings
In some specific applications, pressure switches automatically respond to changes in machinery operation and react according to the situation, whereas manual intervention might be required in other cases. Basically, pressure switches are needed in all those types of equipment which generate pressure during operation.
How do they function?
Pressure switches monitor the pressure changes in real-time. However, they will immediately send an electrical signal when the pressure crosses an acceptable limit or a safe range. The safe range is usually an indication that everything is functioning normally.
Modern types of pressure switches
New pressure switches are built using modern technology and work alongside a computer program or PLC system.
Using pressure switches is a must if you want to monitor the pressure of different systems at an industrial plant.